Pak’nsave tops mar­ket sur­vey

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

Porirua Pak’nSave was a com­fort­able win­ner of the an­nual Kapi- Mana News su­per­mar­ket com­par­i­son.

We col­lated a list of ev­ery­day shop­ping items, and took it to the two Count­down and two New World stores in Porirua and Tawa, plus Pak’nSave.

We also added Bed­ford St Four Square for va­ri­ety and sub­sti­tuted mince and a small block of cheese with equiv­a­lent items.

The sur­vey was car­ried out last Wed­nes­day. No store own­ers were aware we were vis­it­ing.

Pak’nSave gen­eral man­ager Gar­rod Brader was pleased with the out­come, which he said backed up the store’s claim to be one of the cheap­est supermarkets in New Zealand.

He said Porirua had one of the most com­pet­i­tive su­per­mar­ket en­vi­ron­ments in the coun­try.

Plenty of fac­tors went into its abil­ity to give cus­tomers value for money, he said.

He held daily meet­ings with his sec­tion man­agers to re­view prices.

‘‘We em­ploy buy­ers to get the best deals and then de­liver those sav­ings to our com­mu­nity. We’re very ac­tive,’’ he said.

Mr Brader said the Count­down chain ran a national pric­ing pro­gramme and he kept aware of com­peti­tors’ prices.

Best deal: The 12 gro­cery items we chose were cheap­est from Pak’nSave.

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